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Medical Waste

If you conduct medical waste management activities, you may need to obtain a registration, claim a registration by rule, or submit a notification. Some medical waste management activities are exempt from registration and notification requirements.

General Information

Regulatory Requirements

  • Regulated Activities
    Regulatory and application requirements for the treatment, transfer, transport, recordkeeping, and storage of medical waste.

Forms and Guidance


  • Title 30, Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 326Exit the TCEQ
  • State rules establishing the requirements for the collection, transport, transfer, storage, treatment, and disposal of medical waste, and for registering medical waste processing facilities.

Disposing of Sharps, Syringes and Other Related Waste

  • Disposing of Sharps, Syringes, and Other Related Waste
    • Recommendations for safe disposal of household generated sharps and syringes
    • Requirements for management and disposal of sharps generated from a dentist's office, doctor's office, acupuncture clinic, or other health care-related facility
    • Management and disposal of used or expired pharmaceutical waste

Existing and Proposed Medical Waste Facilities

Contact MSW Permits Section

Contact the MSW Permits Section if you have questions about managing medical waste.